About This Listing
Quiet, picturesque and safe Broadstone neighborhood. Walkable to city centre, half an hour from Dublin Airport, 10 minutes to O'Connell St. Royal Canal walkway minutes away. Irish Writers Centre, Irish Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre, Savoy Cinema, Cineworld, Lighthouse Cinema, Botanic Gardens, historic Glasnevin cemetery all nearby.
I booked imagining warmth and willingness of a b&b host at showing me all the wonders and places that only a local knows. I had brought a set of water color pencils and corn flatbread rounds (corn tortillas) to greet my host. We never met. She was busy.
I had made reservations elsewhere but had booked with her for a room, hoping for three days of the exploration of Dublin,... All paid for by me as I had offered her during our telephone conversation. She was busy on Friday and Saturday but had agreed to show me around on Sunday. I never got her call. It was a disappointment! I did not make any attempt to recoup the money I spent on imagining a warm stay in Ireland with the famous "gillespies". (A taxi cab driver I had bragged to, had told me Alwyn was
part of a local family of known artists in Dublin.) (No hard feelings, Alwyn! I still enjoyed my stay).
I stayed with Alwyn twice during my holiday in Ireland. She was a generous host and helped me with a small favour that made my travels easier. The room is large and comfortable. I walked into the city but there are also plenty of buses nearby. There is a direct bus to the airport which was very convenient. I would stay with Alwyn and Jake again.
Like the owner said it is in a working class neighborhood. But the it is a quiet place that has good value.
About the Host, Alwyn
I am an artist who specializes in sculpture, watercolor and printing. I have a friendly Jack Russell terrier named Jake. I have traveled extensively in Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philipines. I will be traveling to Sicily for two weeks beginning July 25. I know all the good swimming spots in Howth and Dublin Bay. I am interested in books and film. I have lived in Dublin all of my life with an interval in Belfast for college.